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Assistance programs Trumbull County Ohio and Warren

Dozens of charities, churches, and government financial assistance programs help low income and struggling families in Trumbull County Ohio. The goal is to provide emergency rental assistance, money for utility or heating bills, gasoline, free food, security deposit help and more. There is also stability counseling as well as financial literacy services and programs that can help with car or trucks payment.

Below are the resources in Trumbull County as well as the city of Warren. Both financial aid, loans, and even free services (medical care, foreclosure or debt counseling, legal aid, etc) help struggling households. Low income parents can also get seasonal help for their children from local charities, and they can find free back to school supply items, winter clothes, and Christmas gifts or toys.

Financial help and free guidance from community action

Trumbull Community Action is a regional non-profit that helps low-income families, the unemployed, and residents in or near poverty. A wide range of grants, job programs, and other aid may be provided.

  • HEAP is a free grant program for paying utility bills. There is assistance for lower income families who live in Trumbull County Ohio. There may be financial aid for gas, propane, electric, and heating bills - or even free firewood.
    The Trumbull Community Action Program's Summer Crisis Program will give one-time grants and payments up to $175 toward unpaid electric bills for those county residents who are 60 or older and who meet the low income criteria. Dial (330) 393-2507.
    Individuals who are applying for assistance with their bills are required to show some information in order to be accepted into the program. They need to bring proof of income for the past three months, social security cards for all members of the household, copies of electric and gas bills, and also a photo id.
    The energy bill assistance program is also open to residents who are under the age of 60, provided they fall within the income guidelines and in the case of someone under the age of 60, they also need to provide documentation of a medical condition that makes electric service necessary for them and proof that they need help with paying the bill. Find additional energy bill programs.
    Another option offered during the winter to Warren and Trumbull Ohio families is the HEAP winter heating bill program. Like the summer option, this program provides cash grants and other forms of financial assistance to people who need help with energy and heating bills. This program usually starts in November of each and every year.




  • They also a variety of other programs from the community action agency. They include applications to Head Start and weatherization improvements, senior assistance programs, free food, Head Start, and transportation assistance.

Trumbull Community Action is located at 1230 Palmyra Rd. in Warren, Ohio. As noted the phone number for intake is (330) 393-2507.

Emergency assistance for paying bills, housing, employment and other costs in Trumbull County

The Salvation Army – Warren Corps provides homeowners as well as tenants with financial assistance. Qualified residents can receive access to counseling, limited financial help for such expenses as heating bills and rent, and information on local charities or non-profits.

Several other financial and emergency programs are available in Trumbull County. The Salvation Army will also focus on homeless prevention and offer holiday assistance, such as toys and winter coats for children. Case management is also ongoing. The Salvation Army also tries to help students succeed by giving out free back to school supplies, Chrome books, and other goods. Dial (216) 861-8185. Find how to get help from Trumbull County Salvation Army.

While each of these non-profit agencies offer different forms of assistance to Trumbull County Ohio residents and families, at the end of the day they do provide some forms of support. You will need to call them to see if they have funding, and to learn which types of programs they offer. For example they may help with rent, utility, and heating bills.

  • Catholic Charities Regional Agency, which is located in Warren and can be reached at (330) 393-4254.
  • Emmanuel Community Care Center can provide emergency funds for rent, utility and heating bills. Call (330) 545-4301

Info Line referral service - Anyone can dial this number. Callers will be directed to state of Ohio grants for housing or rent needs, free community clinics, food pantries, shelter as well as security deposit help and services such as weatherization. There are also job training solutions in Warren Ohio and nearby towns, as well as non-profits that offer all forms of financial aid. No matter the challenge, free information is available. Read more on Trumbull County Info Line.





The Diocese of Catholic Charities supports the low income, seniors, and poor in Trumbull. Many programs are also offered for lower income families with children. While some of the resources are limited, in particular financial aid for rent or energy bills, other services may be offered as well.

  • The charity runs shelters and pantries in the Warren Ohio region.
  • Uninsured and low income patients may receive vouchers for prescription medications and medical supplies.
  • Seasonal assistance such as winter clothing, school supplies, Christmas meals and gifts and more in offered in Trumbull County.
  • Case managers from Catholic Charities also provide free or low cost debt and foreclosure counseling. They may also be able to mediate landlord/tenant disputes.
  • New moms and babies may receive free diapers, formula, and other forms of support as well.

In addition to those programs, several other emergency assistance programs are available. Find details on Catholic Charities in Youngstown Ohio.

Trumbull Lutheran Social Services provides assistance across over 40 counties in central and northern Ohio, using partnerships with local charities, churches, and non-profits. A focus is on homeless prevention, however other aid includes food, referrals, and information on programs such as food stamps or HEAP. They also operate emergency shelters and low income housing units. More on the central Ohio Lutheran Social Services.

Housing programs in Trumbull County - There are several resources that focus on ending homelessness and rehousing families. They include the following.

  • One time rent help before a tenant falls behind or if they have an eviction notice.
  • Programs focused on veterans, single moms, and the elderly.
  • Counseling, including free legal aid.
  • Several other resources may be provided from these agencies too, including deposit assistance, and find how to get help with rent in Trumbull County.

Charitable and non-profit Free Christmas and Thanksgiving programs are offered during the fall and winter. They provide kids with free Christmas gifts and toys, serve meals to the entire family (including deliver to the homebound) and spread job. Find a list of places for free holiday help in Trumbull County.





Trumbull County Department of Jobs and Family Services is based at 280 N Park Ave, Warren, OH 44481. They offer a wide variety of government and public assistance programs, including applications to Medicaid, SNAP food stamps, free daycare, temporary cash aid and more. Each of these benefits is time limited. The the Jobs and Family Services is about encouraging employment as well as financial stability. To this end, there may also be transportation help for cars, even referrals to payment programs. Learn more on help with car payment.

The office is in Warren and help the unemployed, low income, and working poor (among others). However the public benefits can help fill a short term need. Call (330) 675-2000, or read more to find a financial assistance program.

Debt counseling and HUD approved foreclosure agencies

Contact these organizations to either receive help in getting out of debt, whether credit card or medical. Or you can receive HUD approved foreclosure counseling. Many of the services are free, but some, such as a debt management plan, may come with low costs.

  • Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Warren - (800) 355-2227. Speak to a credit counselor for debt assistance programs, bankruptcy advice, and even programs that provide mortgage assistance.
  • Foreclosure Prevention Job and Family Services Inc. (330) 675-2249. Receive free HUD approved foreclosure counseling and advice. Learn about state of Ohio mortgage and foreclosure programs.

Learn more on how to get help with debts.

Free food distribution centers in Trumbull County Ohio

The following churches and non-profit organizations provide low income residents with free food as well as the possibility of other household items, such as clothes, baby food and formula, and other forms of aid. Many also have soup kitchens for hot meals.

  • Emmanuel Lutheran Church - (330) 392-5939
  • Scope Senior Center - Warren Ohio (330) 399-8846
  • Warren Family Mission - (330) 392-4357

There are dozens of other charities and churches to turn to for free food. Or residents of the county can receive support in the form of clothing, holiday meals, or even applications to SNAP food stamps. Find details on food pantries in Trumbull County.

If those sites can’t fulfill the request, then there are several other regional services that are also open to the public. Find a listing of food pantries as well as soup kitchens in the region. These are another option for emergency help. More on Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbinia County free food pantries.

Health care, dental and free community clinics

Try calling the following for health care if you are low income and have no or limited health insurance. Lloyd-McCoy Community Health Center (330) 393-6446 , Warren West Community Health Center ((330) 373-0222), Medical Society Trumbull County ((330) 442-8174).

Too many Trumbull County Ohio families either (1) lack health insurance or (2) struggling to pay for medications, dental needs, and health care in general. There are county and statewide sliding fee and free clinics. They may offer oral surgery, dental cleanings, exams, physicals, law work, teeth extractions and more to households. Find dental clinics for the low income in Ohio.







Help with legal issues in Trumbull County

Community Legal Aid is a non-profit organization that provides free legal aid. They address a number of issues. The non-profit helps meet the legal needs of low income and senior residents in Warren, Trumbull County, and central northeast Ohio. Dial (330) 535-4191.

In addition to provide legal programs and support, Community Legal Aid will also provide homeowners with FREE legal advice before a foreclosure is filed. The advice they provide may help a homeowner save their home. Everything from mediation to free counseling and more is arranged. Dial 866.584.2350 x 2532. Find other foreclosure programs, including Ohio foreclosure mediation.


By Jon McNamara

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